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/ Chenille / Foam / marabou / Red / rubber legs / Yellow /

Atomic Cicada (Nuclear)

tied by lewy271
Fly Type: Poppers/Sliders,
Target Species: Freshwater Bass, Panfish,
Imitation: Dragonflies, Frogs, Hoppers/Crickets,
Material List:
1) Red Thread
2) Flo. Red & Yellow Chenille
3) Red Rubber Legs
4) Yellow Foam
5) Yellow Marabou
6) I use a Mustad 34007 size 2 (most of the time)
Tying Instructions: 1)Tie in your Marabou at the end of the hook, add more marabou for a bigger fly

2)Tie in both your red and yellow chenille wrap those up so they alternate and tie that off.

3) Cut a trapizoid piece of yellow foam, Mine here is about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch at the back and 1/4 of an inch at the front. It should be about a half inch longer than the hook when tied in.

4) Tie the foam in at the front of the fly then again in the middle, while you are here you can attach your legs. This second set of wraps generally for me on this hook lines up with the point of the hook.

*** I often tie in some krystal flash with the marabou for that extra biz pizazz.
Presentation Tips: Other colors I tie this in are all white, all black, and Flo Yellow and Green. But this was the original.

I originally tied this never thinking I would catch a fish on it. The day that I first used it I was fishing all day and around noon everything had completely tapered off. My first cast with it was a mis-cast because my fly line was wrapped up in my belly boat, when I looked up I saw a wake from 6 feet away approaching my fly. That bass was three pounds. I continued to catch fish all day on that fly, while my buddy continued to strike out. Sorry dude I only had one. I know that it doesn't look to special but this is the first bass popper/slider I tie on each time out. Not so pretty but it really does work.

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